When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), many manufacturers have progressed from proof of concept and ‘science projects’ to begin mapping out full-scale implementation.
As such, manufacturers are increasingly challenging technology providers to move away from charging them for an implementation in a traditional way to start offering IoT solutions as a service.
Chief Technologist, Steve Fearn, explains how HPE are rising up to the challenge, and offers advice on how to break down internal business silos in a secure, sustainable way.
From smart manufacturing, to smart factory – to smart enterprise!
HIROTEC Group, one of the largest private production companies in today’s global automotive market, wanted to leverage digital innovations to tackle a perennial challenge: unplanned downtime.
By pairing an IoT platform from HPE-partner PTC with HPE Edgeline systems, HIROTEC boosted its already formidable operations technology capabilities with cutting-edge predictive analytics.
The solution enables HIROTEC to:
- gain real-time visibility into its business operations, which in turn allows the company to address issues that impact its efficiency and throughput
- utilise machine learning functionality, which it will leverage to predict – and therefore prevent – failures in critical systems like robotic arms in its exhaust system testing line
- perform sophisticated analysis of historical data so that it can better understand production facility performance and ways to drive improvements